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A Breakfast Date with Jesus

Omelette and hash browns

Many of you know that I am NOT a morning person, but once in awhile I do wake up early (early is defined as any time before I drag out of bed!).  This morning was one of those rare occasions, and my eyes suddenly popped open at 6 a.m.  What a mystery – what do you DO at this benighted hour?  😀   Well, the only thing that seemed right to do.  I prayed – and then went to wake up Ray to take me to breakfast!

Our breakfast date was great. We drove to a little mom-and-pop-owned restaurant on the town square. The petite, gray-haired, sweet waitress poured the coffee (even later, she poured it a 3rd time when Ray didn’t want any more), and we made our orders. Ray got the “breakfast pie” (eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns mixed together with hot, white gravy poured over it).  Mine was a cheese omelette and hash browns with ketchup. Oh, it was delicious!  We were also blessedly alone in the restaurant.  Ray was still bleary-eyed from sleep as I happily chatted away.  

Afterward, we went for a relaxing drive down country roads in the morning sun.  No radio, no cell phones, just peaceful quiet, looking at green fields with horses and cows, dairy farms, blue and yellow wildflowers.  It all sounds so simple, but I had so much fun!  (Hopefully Ray did, too!)

Come to think of it, God probably enjoyed the quiet time of solitude that I had with Him this morning, too. 🙂  When was the last time you had a “breakfast date” with Jesus?



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  • Reply Laurie Neumann July 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm


    It sounds wonderful! I am a little envious as my husband leaves for work around 7 am, so breakfast with him would have to be way too early! But we have some nice dinners. It’s always just the two of us now, so we have a lot of “dates!”

    • Reply Beth Jones July 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      Yes, Ray has to be at work at 7 a.m., too – this was on his day off. This was a rare treat. 😀

  • Reply jane VanOsdol July 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I like the quiet early mornings for prayer time before anyone else is up. It’s easier to concentrate.

    I have a favorite breakfast spot with my hubby too. It’s called Bub’s Cafe in Carmel, Indiana along the Monon Trail. The food and the company is always scrumptious!

    • Reply Beth Jones July 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      Jane, this Sunday afternoon I went to a meeting in town and the speaker said she loves to pray in the early morning. She gets up at 4 a.m. each day to spend time with God and read the Bible. She said that way there are no distractions – no phone calls, no ringing doorbell, etc. LOL. Your breakfast spot with your dh sounds like it has great food…if we ever go through Carmel, we’ll have to check it out! 🙂

  • Reply Ray July 21, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I am glad you posted this. I thought I dreamed it. Could not figure out why my mouth tasted like bad coffee when I woke up this afternoon.

    • Reply Beth Jones July 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      Then I’m glad I didn’t get the coffee. 🙂

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